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VIA THE WASHINGTON POST: The Washington Teachers’ Union has asked a D.C. a Superior Court judge to re-open its lawsuit challenging the legitimacy of the teacher layoffs Chancellor Michelle Rhee ordered last October because of what she described as a budget crunch. Union president George Parker and American Federation of Teachers president Randi Weingarten said […]

VIA THE WASHINGTON POST: D.C. Council chairman and newly announced mayoral candidate Vincent C. Gray said he would decide whether to retain schools Chancellor Michelle A. Rhee only after he is elected, and raised “burn out” and her impending marriage to Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson as issues he would want to discuss with her. Rhee […]

VIA THE WASHINGTON POST: Schools Chancellor Michelle Rhee watched from the front row of the D.C. Council chamber Monday as educators fired by her administration last year demanded an apology and questioned her budget practices. About a half dozen former public school educators wore T-shirts that read: “I am not a child molester.” The message […]

VIA THE WASHINGTON POST: Chancellor Michelle A. Rhee has fired ten DCPS teachers for administering corporal punishment and two for sexual misconduct since July 2007, according to a report she has submitted to D.C. Council Chairman Vincent C. Gray. Another 28 served suspensions ranging from two to ten days for some form of corporal punishment, […]

(Washington, DC) — DC Council Chair Vincent Gray says he wants answers from Schools Chancellor Michelle Rhee after Rhee made some serious claims in a recent magazine interview. In the interview with “Fast Company” magazine, Rhee talked about last year’s massive teacher layoffs, and claimed that some of the teachers were let go because they […]

VIA THE WASHINGTON POST: Chancellor Michelle A. Rhee says she’s in D.C. for the long haul, despite her impending marriage to Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson. “Yes, I’m fully ready for the commuter marriage!” she e-mailed Friday, after The Reliable Source broke the word that she and Johnson will wed on Sept. 4, location TBD. Rhee […]

VIA WASHINGTON POST: When Kathy Patterson learned about Thursday’s D.C. Council hearing, during which Chairman Vincent C. Gray and Schools Chancellor Michelle A. Rhee pelted each other with accusations of law-breaking and secret meetings, she had one immediate reaction. “Here we go again,” said Patterson, a former council member and chairwoman of its education committee. […]

This morning George Parker, president of the Washington Teachers Union, appeared on FOX 5 to discuss the Washington, DC teacher layoffs and Michelle Rhee. Watch the video right here and share your comments on this volatile situation.


VIA MYFOXDC: WASHINGTON, D.C. – The bitter fight over teacher layoffs in D.C. schools is far from over. The teachers’ union is threatening to sue, the city council is calling for an investigation, and those who lost their jobs want an explanation. D.C. Schools Chancellor Michelle Rhee admitted Tuesday that some good teachers may have […]